being a housewife

Philippines
March 20, 2007 9:57am CST
to all housewives all over the world. i want to know how you feel about being a housewife? I want to know if someone shares my feelings. I love being a housewife because I am at home with my children. I take care of them. I see them grow. I attend to their needs personally. It makes me happy that way. I don't want being a housewife too because I really can't cope up with all the household chores i mean everything. I do everything from taking care of the children to cooking, laundry, cleaning, buying stocks and foods. I think I do not have enought time doing all of these and it hurts a lot when my husband do not understand why I was not able to do all of these. Why others can manage and I can't manage. It also makes me mad when he can't help me even with simple things like taking care of the baby while I'm doing something. Have you ever experienced a time when your baby can't be left alone on the crib the whole day and you can't do a thing in the house... any suggestions on how to go around the house?
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@rachelzwo (310)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I like being a housewife too. I like being able to be there for all of my daughters important moments in life. However, I also miss being able to work and get out of the house. I've never gone this long without a "normal" job and I get a little antsy at times, but now I found a part time job that I do out of the home. So, I have a part time job, a 6 month old baby to take care of, a puppy to clean up after, my college work to do, all the chores to do, and a dinner on the table by 5. I feel a little overwhelmed sometimes, but, hopefully, I can manage all of this.
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@Nykkee (2524)
• Canada
15 Aug 07
i am a housewife too and I love it. I have worked before at many different jobs and I did not find any of them fullfilling but being at home I do. My husband can be the same way sometimes, although we do not have children as he does not want any, but we have pets that get under my feet when I am cooking and he never wants to keep an eye on them while I am busy. The best suggestions I could think of to give you to make your life easier would be get a snuggly to carry the baby with you and still have your hands free and tell your husband you need a bunch of automated things: dishwasher, romba vacuum, etc.
• United States
31 Mar 07
I know how you feel. I often feel the exact same way as you. Somedays my daughter wants to be held and not put down. I bought a sling/wrap to carry her in and she loves it. I just tie her on my back and I am able to get the dishes, laundry and other house work done. If you want more information on carrying you baby go to thebabywearer.com Best of wishes.
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I am a housewife and feel proud for it. A housewife is the qeen of a house where there lives a family. God created women for service to a man after marriage and to work in house of a man who will marry her, so it do not mean that a housewife is a worker of house, or it do not mean that a housewife who work outside is not a owner or not a worker of her house. A wife always a housewife not a outwife...lol
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I don't mind being a housewife that's my job and duties around the house. I know it's alot of work some people thinks it's not hard. My hubby thinks it's a easy job until one day I told him to do the housework and he nows understands it's not easy to take care of the house, kids ect...I would say clean house first then do your free time with your kids that is if you have time.
• India
20 Mar 07
iam a male working..unmarried...but have thoughts on being a housewife...can i share if u wish???